Iran death toll from coronavirus outbreak reaches 3,739: health ministry

Above, residents make protective gloves inside a mosque in Tehran. Iran is the most coronavirus-affected country in the Middle East. (AFP)
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Updated 06 April 2020

Iran death toll from coronavirus outbreak reaches 3,739: health ministry

  • Number of people infected by coranavirus in the country has reached 60,500

The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus outbreak has reached 3,739, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Monday.
The total number of people infected by coranavirus in the country has reached 60,500, he said.


Dubai clarifies rules on wearing face masks in public

Updated 55 min 29 sec ago

Dubai clarifies rules on wearing face masks in public

  • The clarification comes as Dubai eases public mobility restrictions and allowing businesses to resume operation

DUBAI: Children under the age of the six, the disabled, and those who have respiratory problems are exempt from wearing face masks in public areas, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has clarified.

The new guidelines come as Dubai returns to normal life – easing public mobility restrictions and allowing businesses to resume operation.

People are allowed to temporarily remove their masks if they are driving alone or with family members, according to the new guideline, adding those who are eating or drinking, and engaging in exercise or medical treatments are also permitted to remove their masks.